"What a wonderful little gem. We loved our little Milk Parlour and its secluded patio that we returned early from the beach every day to enjoy the evenings by the pond while listening to the birds. The cottage is perfect, its deco so pleasing to the eye, really neutral and quirky at the same time. Knowing that Jacqui, Nick and family are only next door adds another layer of comfort to it. Great little bank holiday. We will def return. Thank you to Jacqui and Nick for a warm personal welcome. The prosecco and chocolate brownies go a long way. Its all in the detail and you have it so right."
"Thank you for taking our very last minute booking (on the same day). Not only were we delighted to have to somewhere to stay but to arrive and see how lovely the Milk Parlour is, we felt very lucky. It had everything we needed for a home from home stay and the homemade cupcakes and prosecco were a much appreciated treat, thank you very much. Our little puppy Daisy loved your garden and it was great for us to see her run around in a safe place. We particularly liked the private terrace, relaxing in the evening. Would definitely recommend your lovely home, grounds and location for a perfect stay in Suffolk"
You’re welcomed into a light and airy L-shaped living space with bespoke kitchen, dining area and comfortable sitting space with big double doors opening onto the deck. The bedroom has a zip and link bed so you can choose between double or twin configuration with modern bathroom adjacent.
Milk Parlour has ample parking on the shared gravel drive with a courtyard at the front of this semi-detached holiday home, however the wonderful private deck at the back overlooking the pond is idyllic for some relaxation.
Milk Parlour is a single storey property with oak flooring in the bedroom and living area, Italian designer tiles in the kitchen and bathroom and designer rads throughout.
The original stable door opens into the light and airy L-shaped open plan living space with high ceilings, beams and double doors to the patio giving stunning views of the moat and woods behind.
The stylish kitchen has bespoke units with integrated Bosch electric oven, induction hob with extractor fan; under counter fridge with ice box; slimline dishwasher and free standing microwave.
A beautiful two seater sofa will take pride of place in the living area, together with an arm chair, Eames rocking chair and wall mounted flat screen TV. The dining area has a round oak table with matching chairs.
The king size zip and link bed can be made into double or twin (2 x 2’6” singles) and sits with bedside tables. There’s also a ladder dressing table with mirror and chair.
Light modern bathroom with velux window allowing natural light. There’s a bath with rain shower over with hand shower, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.
Milk Parlour sits next to another self-catering cottage, Red Poll Barn
, which can be booked in conjunction to accommodate six guests. There's an additional holiday cottage opposite, Rookyards
, which sleeps four more guests, however the living and dining areas aren't big enough for all ten guests to gather comfortably.
It’s surrounded by countryside with an abundance of wildlife including muntjac deer, bats, badgers, squirrels and many birds for you to identify from the comfort of your own private patio which overlooks the moat with garden and woodland beyond – an idyllic spot to sit with a good book or simply watch the wildlife. There’s outdoor furniture and a BBQ for you to use if you enjoy eating al fresco.
The owners are happy for you to wander around almost two acres of their stunning moated gardens and grounds. For the ultimate in relaxation, guests can bring their rods and fish for rudd and perch in the pond.
There’s a drive from the main road to the Rookyards Estate with ample parking for two cars and a path leads to the door of your accommodation. The surrounding countryside lends itself to cycling and you can store bikes under cover in one of the cart sheds.
All prices include 100% cotton bed linen, towels, heating with designer fads and electricity, plus a welcome bottle of wine and biscuits to help you get your break off to a relaxing start.
This self-catering holiday cottage is equipped with central heating and Wifi and appliances include a TV with FreeSat. The kitchen is well equipped with a single electric oven with four ring induction hob and extractor fan, under counter fridge with freezer compartment and dishwasher.
Milk Parlour lies in the village of Spexhall, surrounded by the idyllic Suffolk countryside offering country walks or cycling and easy access to the old market towns of Bungay, Beccles and Halesworth with an excellent array of local shop and eateries.
The 500 year old ‘Huntsman and Hounds’ pub is approximately a ten minute walk away and, as well as offering good cuisine by the fire or in the mature gardens.
Just 20 minutes drive to the east is the Suffolk Heritage Coast with the popular Georgian seafront town of Southwold, home to the Adnams Sole Bay brewery.
There are excellent sporting and leisure facilities in the area including a number of golf courses, sailing and water sports on the river estuaries as well as fishing, horse-riding and bird-watching.
A well-behaved dog is welcome. If you wish to bring a dog it must be mentioned at the time of booking on the booking form and is subject to our conditions of booking. Whilst the courtyard at the front is enclosed the fence is open so smaller dogs could escape and, if your dog’s a swimmer, please make sure it’s dry before going back into the barn and obviously supervise it in the water. The garden is also not fully fenced and the main road is about 200 metres down the drive.
A cot and high chair are available from the owners if requested at the time of booking.
The accommodation is single storey so suitable for guests with a mobility problem, however please note that the shower is over the bath.
Sorry, no smoking or unaccompanied teenagers.
Once you have filled out the online booking form, you will be given the option to pay by credit or debit card, or by BACs transfer. A 25% deposit is requested at the time of your booking to secure your booking. The balance and a returnable good housekeeping deposit are due six weeks before your holiday commences. Please click here to see our full terms and conditions of booking http://www.bestofsuffolk.co.uk/terms-and-conditions
All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions which you can read by clicking here.